Author Topic: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions  (Read 37565 times)

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2013, 02:25:44 pm »
Plus the seatpost is a bit limp/bent and rather black
Believe it or not, its meant to be like that ... and they don't do 'em in orange. Sadly.

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2013, 02:37:19 pm »
Those bent seatposts just look wrong.

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2013, 02:50:38 pm »
Those bent seatposts just look wrong.
I buy my seatposts pre-bent - saves me having to do it myself ...

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2013, 04:18:08 pm »

GT Karakoram by obswerve, on Flickr

Now with more orange :o

That's not a stem, that's a tiller!

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2013, 12:54:02 pm »


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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2013, 12:56:07 pm »
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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2013, 02:30:17 pm »
With the completion of my Kaffenback my Inbred is now a MTB again and I'm enjoying this state of affairs.

Trouble is, seeing all these superb MTB to road bike conversions, I'm getting BAS* again. I've even started looking for frames on eBay...

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2013, 09:47:37 pm »
This bike started out as a Trek 520 Mountain Bike when I bought it in 1998. The transformation into touring cycle has been a slow one, taking place as original components have required replacing. I’ve had the drop bars on for a couple of years but after much adjustment I still can’t get the position as comfortable as I’d like it to be on longer rides. I might change the bars soon.
Eventually I shall replace it with a more purposeful touring bike, maybe a Thorn Raven, I already have a Rohloff equipped Thorn tandem so I can cut the cost of a Thorn Raven by sharing the wheels between the bikes as I’ll never ride them at the same time. 


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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2013, 02:39:16 pm »
This will be my new rough stuff tourer. The ride on road is lovely, not too sure of off road yet. The midge bars are really comfy.

It should be tried and tested at hanchurch woods tomorrow :)

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2014, 02:21:31 pm »
Time to resurrect this thread?

P9286587 by windy_, on Flickr

Recently converted my Trek. It now has a front Son dynohub (thanks to PB) and I've changed the C2 saddle for a Flite max gel flow. Only thing I'm not keen on is the Ritchey Comp Straights and am wondering if On-One Mary's would be more comfortable? Any thoughts?


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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2014, 07:49:43 pm »

The Towpath Bike, based on characters created by the Trek Bicycle Company.  Original parts include the frame and, er, well, that's it.
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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2014, 08:47:34 pm »

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2014, 08:51:55 pm »
nice :)

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2014, 09:41:30 pm »
That's very nice, trumpet.  :)
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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2014, 05:58:44 pm »
That's very nice, trumpet.  :)

Thanks. Fixed of course, but a versatile beast...

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2014, 10:29:39 pm »
Posted elsewhere but fits in here too.

IMG_2008a by windy_, on Flickr

IMG_2011a by windy_, on Flickr

IMG_2012a by windy_, on Flickr

Upturned Mary bars fitted and hub dyno all connected and winter fettling done :)

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2014, 06:28:09 pm »
Started life as a Trek Singletrack 950

Did PBP 2003 with drops
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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2014, 08:52:59 am »
I'm such a fan of these conversions.  I really think that they make the perfect bike for most people.  The entrance to Halfords is normally littered with full-suss MTBs for £99 and low-end road bikes.

There's just something about riding a mid '90s, long wheelbase, rigid, MTB with fat road tyres that feels so right.
Let's face it, Thorn and Roberts charge a lot of money for "Global Touring Frames" that are very similar.

To their credit Halfords got it spot on with their "Subway" and I'm surprised that the whole world isn't commuting on their "Subway-8".

Keep them coming.

I'm tempted to keep one eye on Ebay to check for any "classics".
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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2014, 08:58:38 am »
I'm such a fan of these conversions.  I really think that they make the perfect bike for most people.  The entrance to Halfords is normally littered with full-suss MTBs for £99 and low-end road bikes.

There's just something about riding a mid '90s, long wheelbase, rigid, MTB with fat road tyres that feels so right.
Let's face it, Thorn and Roberts charge a lot of money for "Global Touring Frames" that are very similar.

To their credit Halfords got it spot on with their "Subway" and I'm surprised that the whole world isn't commuting on their "Subway-8".

Keep them coming.

I'm tempted to keep one eye on Ebay to check for any "classics".

I couldn't agree more!

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2014, 09:10:24 am »
Posted elsewhere but fits in here too.

IMG_2008a by windy_, on Flickr

IMG_2011a by windy_, on Flickr

IMG_2012a by windy_, on Flickr

Upturned Mary bars fitted and hub dyno all connected and winter fettling done :)

A thing of beauty Windy.   I see that you've given that front wheel a good clean.    :-[

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2014, 10:00:11 am »
IMG_2012a by windy_, on Flickr

Windy old love, it's a smashing bike but can't you tidy up computer wire?  ;D   :-*

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2014, 12:12:02 pm »
Dynamo is great PB - first proper use last night now the clocks have changed (but it's always on as there's no switch on the headlamp)

Agreed OD, the computer wire is a tad untidy, will have to try and tidy it up sometime.

Oh, and after a few rides with the Marys upside down I've turned them up the right way.

Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2014, 01:16:42 pm »
Agreed OD, the computer wire is a tad untidy, will have to try and tidy it up sometime.

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2014, 10:56:04 pm »
Agreed OD, the computer wire is a tad untidy, will have to try and tidy it up sometime.

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Re: Members' MTB to Road bike conversions
« Reply #74 on: November 30, 2014, 01:46:14 pm »
as posted on the member's bikes thread

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